Median Work on US 85 to Begin Monday North of Fort Lupton

June 15, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Cable rail to be installed through September 2012.

WELD COUNTY — Beginning Monday, June 18, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be installing cable rail in the median of US 85 between mile marker (MM) 241 north of Fort Lupton to MM 250 near Platteville. Crews will also install guardrails throughout the length of the project.

“By installing cable rail throughout the median, we are reducing the chances of crossover accidents in the area,” said CDOT Project Engineer Ryan Idler. “This project will take off where a previous safety improvements project from Brighton to Fort Lupton recently finished, and will help increase the safety of US 85 for motorists.”

Work on the project will take place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday each week. There will be alternating single lane closures on northbound and southbound US 85. The speed limit will be reduced to 50 MPH through the work zone. CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all road signs and flaggers, and to drive Slow for the Cone Zone.

The $2.6 million project contracted to Scott Construction, is funded as part of the FASTER (Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery) legislation which is dedicated to improving safety and replacing poor bridges throughout the state.

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